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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,776
    So here's what I did.
    While running Ad-block in Chrome, I clicked on the ad-block Icon in my upper corner of the browser. Select "Show All Requests" Then right click on MMORPG.com and select Inspect. Click on the AdBlock Tab and then refresh the page.

    On this site right now on the home page, I am seeing some red flags. OK, the one all the way at the bottom is from "Securepubads"
    https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=securepubads

    ADBLOCK STAYS!

  • OG_ZorvanOG_Zorvan Member EpicPosts: 1,885
    filmoret said:
    Aori said:
    Nanfoodle said:
    MadocDes said:
    I don't run adblockers to keep your site from generating revenue.  
    I run adblockers to stop malicious and intrusive content, which you do not control, from being loaded to my browser.

    No, I will not turn it off and expose my system to ad-farm content you do not control just so you can make 0.03 on the views.

    I've visited this site for years, but the quantity of ads on the site, the content of the ads themselves, and the more intrusive the adblock removal begging becomes, the less apt I am to visit.    When over half the 'content' on the page is ads, why would I want to support that?     At some point, why would I continue to even visit?

    Forced site view ads is an intrusive, dieing revenue model.   Time to find a new one.
    None of the ads on this site will cause harm. They are not intrusive, as in auto opening a web page or playing video or audio. This is one of the few places left that has independant voice. Where its not owned by a corp spin. By whitelisting, you are supporting a mom's and pop's business here. SMall handful of people supporting their families by giving us enjoyment and great reviews and time to time free gifts like beta keys. Little eye clutter is all you are giving up. They would not be doing this, unless they needed our help. 
    Completely wrong, the ads on this site have caused harm in the past. I wouldn't know anymore as I finally had to block it. I've had Malwarebytes block ads and redirects a couple years ago. I've had MMORPG.com using 2-3gb of ram causing my browser to halt and having to force it closed in task manager.

    At least you think it came from mmorpg.com  Really you don't know where it came from.
    Few years back, they had an ad stream that had images loaded with a virus. Mmorpg.com at the time stated it was due to one of the ad providers and mmorpg.com  cancelled the contract with that provider, but plenty of people were affected before it was knocked out. Important bit is it has happened and it can easily happen again.


    MMORPG.COM took away my swinging cheerleader butt .gif.

  • filmoretfilmoret Member EpicPosts: 4,906
    So here's what I did.
    While running Ad-block in Chrome, I clicked on the ad-block Icon in my upper corner of the browser. Select "Show All Requests" Then right click on MMORPG.com and select Inspect. Click on the AdBlock Tab and then refresh the page.

    On this site right now on the home page, I am seeing some red flags. OK, the one all the way at the bottom is from "Securepubads"
    https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=securepubads

    ADBLOCK STAYS!

    I dont have adblock and visit this site maybe 20+ times a day.  If what you are saying is true then how is my computer even working?
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,776
    filmoret said:
    So here's what I did.
    While running Ad-block in Chrome, I clicked on the ad-block Icon in my upper corner of the browser. Select "Show All Requests" Then right click on MMORPG.com and select Inspect. Click on the AdBlock Tab and then refresh the page.

    On this site right now on the home page, I am seeing some red flags. OK, the one all the way at the bottom is from "Securepubads"
    https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=securepubads

    ADBLOCK STAYS!

    I dont have adblock and visit this site maybe 20+ times a day.  If what you are saying is true then how is my computer even working?
    Why do you expect me to answer that?
  • waynejr2waynejr2 Member EpicPosts: 7,768
    Aori said:
    Nanfoodle said:
    MadocDes said:
    I don't run adblockers to keep your site from generating revenue.  
    I run adblockers to stop malicious and intrusive content, which you do not control, from being loaded to my browser.

    No, I will not turn it off and expose my system to ad-farm content you do not control just so you can make 0.03 on the views.

    I've visited this site for years, but the quantity of ads on the site, the content of the ads themselves, and the more intrusive the adblock removal begging becomes, the less apt I am to visit.    When over half the 'content' on the page is ads, why would I want to support that?     At some point, why would I continue to even visit?

    Forced site view ads is an intrusive, dieing revenue model.   Time to find a new one.
    None of the ads on this site will cause harm. They are not intrusive, as in auto opening a web page or playing video or audio. This is one of the few places left that has independant voice. Where its not owned by a corp spin. By whitelisting, you are supporting a mom's and pop's business here. SMall handful of people supporting their families by giving us enjoyment and great reviews and time to time free gifts like beta keys. Little eye clutter is all you are giving up. They would not be doing this, unless they needed our help. 
    Completely wrong, the ads on this site have caused harm in the past. I wouldn't know anymore as I finally had to block it. I've had Malwarebytes block ads and redirects a couple years ago. I've had MMORPG.com using 2-3gb of ram causing my browser to halt and having to force it closed in task manager.


    Yes it has.  For those who didn't remember:  http://forums.mmorpg.com/discussion/395295/thread/p1

    And just in case "something happens" to it:  https://web.archive.org/web/20160803050718/http://forums.mmorpg.com/discussion/395295/thread/p1


    http://www.youhaventlived.com/qblog/2010/QBlog190810A.html  

    Epic Music:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAigCvelkhQ&list=PLo9FRw1AkDuQLEz7Gvvaz3ideB2NpFtT1

    https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos?&sort=-downloads&page=1

    Kyleran:  "Now there's the real trick, learning to accept and enjoy a game for what it offers rather than pass on what might be a great playing experience because it lacks a few features you prefer."

    John Henry Newman: "A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault."

    FreddyNoNose:  "A good game needs no defense; a bad game has no defense." "Easily digested content is just as easily forgotten."

    LacedOpium: "So the question that begs to be asked is, if you are not interested in the game mechanics that define the MMORPG genre, then why are you playing an MMORPG?"




  • waynejr2waynejr2 Member EpicPosts: 7,768
    filmoret said:
    So here's what I did.
    While running Ad-block in Chrome, I clicked on the ad-block Icon in my upper corner of the browser. Select "Show All Requests" Then right click on MMORPG.com and select Inspect. Click on the AdBlock Tab and then refresh the page.

    On this site right now on the home page, I am seeing some red flags. OK, the one all the way at the bottom is from "Securepubads"
    https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=securepubads

    ADBLOCK STAYS!

    I dont have adblock and visit this site maybe 20+ times a day.  If what you are saying is true then how is my computer even working?
    Why do you expect me to answer that?
    LOL! Can't argue with her logic.  Literally, you can't argue with that.  If she scooped a bucket into the ocean and found zero fish, I guess she would say the ocean doesn't have any fish.........haha.
    http://www.youhaventlived.com/qblog/2010/QBlog190810A.html  

    Epic Music:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAigCvelkhQ&list=PLo9FRw1AkDuQLEz7Gvvaz3ideB2NpFtT1

    https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos?&sort=-downloads&page=1

    Kyleran:  "Now there's the real trick, learning to accept and enjoy a game for what it offers rather than pass on what might be a great playing experience because it lacks a few features you prefer."

    John Henry Newman: "A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault."

    FreddyNoNose:  "A good game needs no defense; a bad game has no defense." "Easily digested content is just as easily forgotten."

    LacedOpium: "So the question that begs to be asked is, if you are not interested in the game mechanics that define the MMORPG genre, then why are you playing an MMORPG?"




  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,776
    waynejr2 said:
    filmoret said:
    So here's what I did.
    While running Ad-block in Chrome, I clicked on the ad-block Icon in my upper corner of the browser. Select "Show All Requests" Then right click on MMORPG.com and select Inspect. Click on the AdBlock Tab and then refresh the page.

    On this site right now on the home page, I am seeing some red flags. OK, the one all the way at the bottom is from "Securepubads"
    https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=securepubads

    ADBLOCK STAYS!

    I dont have adblock and visit this site maybe 20+ times a day.  If what you are saying is true then how is my computer even working?
    Why do you expect me to answer that?
    LOL! Can't argue with her logic.  Literally, you can't argue with that.  If she scooped a bucket into the ocean and found zero fish, I guess she would say the ocean doesn't have any fish.........haha.
    I literally showed something that concerned me that was on this site....right now....today......Is it OK? Maybe? Is it malware? Maybe....who knows?

    But just because someone decides to swim in piranha infested water and say "Why am I not getting eaten?", doesn't mean I'm sticking my big toe in.

  • ReizlaReizla Member RarePosts: 4,079
    Cya around guys! I'm gone from this site!

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  • filmoretfilmoret Member EpicPosts: 4,906
    waynejr2 said:
    filmoret said:
    So here's what I did.
    While running Ad-block in Chrome, I clicked on the ad-block Icon in my upper corner of the browser. Select "Show All Requests" Then right click on MMORPG.com and select Inspect. Click on the AdBlock Tab and then refresh the page.

    On this site right now on the home page, I am seeing some red flags. OK, the one all the way at the bottom is from "Securepubads"
    https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=securepubads

    ADBLOCK STAYS!

    I dont have adblock and visit this site maybe 20+ times a day.  If what you are saying is true then how is my computer even working?
    Why do you expect me to answer that?
    LOL! Can't argue with her logic.  Literally, you can't argue with that.  If she scooped a bucket into the ocean and found zero fish, I guess she would say the ocean doesn't have any fish.........haha.
    I literally showed something that concerned me that was on this site....right now....today......Is it OK? Maybe? Is it malware? Maybe....who knows?

    But just because someone decides to swim in piranha infested water and say "Why am I not getting eaten?", doesn't mean I'm sticking my big toe in.

    Really bad analogy.  Anyways I just went to that dangerous website that everyone was talking about and man yes it has a bunch of malware and crap all over it.  ALT-f4 fixed the problem immediately.  Maybe I'm safer because default windows makes you authorize anything that installs first.  It also makes me authorize any downloads and any changes to my browser or hard drive.  Maybe you guys need to use windows like a normal person because they have protected me for 20 years now.  

    But yea as far as your analogy is concerned.  You are saying the malware is all over the place.  I have over 10k hours internet use and yes there's some dangerous stuff out there.  But that is why we have what is called trusted sites.  I didn't pull a bucket out of the ocean.  I have been swimming through the entire thing.
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • MareliusMarelius Member UncommonPosts: 130
    Well after whitelisting the site and allowing all it has to offer I have no issues with ads so far. I will leave it off on the site unless any issues sprout up. 

    I think the big thing is having a good internet security program. I run Norton Internet Security and in my opinion one of the best on the market (yes I know it isn't top on a lot of review sites). Yet I have used Norton for years, think close to 12 years now and never been infected. 

    Noticed one thing after whitelisting, the site seems to run smoother and faster. Maybe it's me but the site actually looks better with it off. Just an observation!
    Sometimes it's not always about what you can see or hear but what's under the hood of a game that's most impressive. Between those thousands and thousands of lines of code, magic happens. Sometimes the most amazing feats of gaming wizardry happen without you even noticing.

    Rob Manuel

  • JakobmillerJakobmiller Member UncommonPosts: 333
    I use adblock simply because I hate the ads you get. Usually it's more like porn and I don't want to see that.
  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member EpicPosts: 7,773
    I use adblock simply because I hate the ads you get. Usually it's more like porn and I don't want to see that.
    I am whitelisting the site but I also wish it was less about boobs and thongs. 



  • observerobserver Member RarePosts: 3,685
    Howry said:
    How many people actually use the site for the articles?

    I rarely read an article, typically just check out the forums. 


    I read the articles all the time, but only if it's a game i'm interested in.
  • filmoretfilmoret Member EpicPosts: 4,906
    Nanfoodle said:
    I use adblock simply because I hate the ads you get. Usually it's more like porn and I don't want to see that.
    I am whitelisting the site but I also wish it was less about boobs and thongs. 
    I get that and I respect that as well.  Would be cool if they had some kind of setting where you choose what ads are run on mmorpg.com.  That way you can avoid anything sexual by simply choosing the banners you wish to see.
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • SeelinnikoiSeelinnikoi Member RarePosts: 1,324
    It's easy to disable that pop-up and make it never appear again. 

    Make a paid sub if you wil and i will help, but I refuse to have annoying ads.
    If you are a Star Wars fan, why not try the Star Wars The Old Republic?
    New players can get a welcome package and old/returning players can also get a welcome back package and 7 days free subscription time! Just click here to use my referral invitation
  • scorpex-xscorpex-x Member RarePosts: 1,030
    I use adblock simply because I hate the ads you get. Usually it's more like porn and I don't want to see that.
    This is the reason I white list, I love that shit!  BOOBS! BIG BOUNCING TITTIES!
  • RIG4REDRIG4RED Member UncommonPosts: 57
    The average internet user is not obsessive enough to use anti-anti-anti-blocker software. Thank goodness for that.

    There will always be an arms race between those that make their living from serving ads and those that make their living from blocking them. 

    As long as the advertisers feel that their message is getting through, they will continue to pay for the privilege of placing ads. If they feel that nobody sees their ads due to effective ad blocking, the ad revenue will go elsewhere.

    Ad revenue is the grease that keeps site access free of subscription charges. I'm old enough to remember the days when the internet was not F2P. I'd hate to go back to those times, but it seems we are slowly drifting in that direction.
    Anti-AdBlock Block technology will soon be in AdBlocker, Adguard, ect... Thank goodness for that.

    Ads as we know them on the Internet are on their way out - this isn't a point of argument or debate, its fact. Small sites like MMORPG.com (which I love) should not and cannot fight to maintain revenue based on classical ad placement. Its not cost effective, it defaces your website and it creates user churn (like this mega thread).

    MMORPG STAFF: THINK "CROWD FUNDING"

    How to Make Money Online in the Present Age:

    1. Already addressed, a monthly payment (should be named "donation") to maintain the site. This will be a shot the the arm in terms of immediate cash flow.

    2. Along those same lines: Premium content. This is a double edged sword, however it can be an incredible tool for content creators. While maintaining the "Front Page" for your average non-paying user base, MMORPG staff can begin to host premium content/features for users who pay a subscription fee.

    3. Steemit style advertisements. (Note: This is bleeding edge and beyond most webmasters/developers). This is a system of user driven ad content backed by community but primarily company "reddit'esque" upvotes. It is a blockchain service which Steemit proved is the modern approach to ads. It generates massive wealth naturally from within the community mutually benefiting the users, the platform and the companies users selectively involve.

    4. YouTube. For every article written at MMORPG.com, a YouTube video could easily be produced and uploaded. The benefits are massive: 1. Reaching out to a new user base on YouTube. 2. Establishing a fan base who's demographic does not typically read content, but rather watches it. 3. MORE AD REVENUE - YouTube has its own ad placement service which will directly contribute to MMORPG.com's bottom line. 

    5. Twitch.tv. This is not an easy nut to crack, but MMORPG.com, backed by a new YouTube channel has an excellent opportunity to create a casting desk. MMORPG.com covers enough content that it could host a daily talk show about the latest and greatest in the MMO universe. It could (and should) easily expand into a producing E-Sport content (where the money's at). With a content director, a pretty face and some equipment (~$1500) MMORPG could host a quality stream. Bonus: These streams can be cut up and edited into YouTube highlight reals.



    I work in the tech sector and would work pro bono to help MMORPG.com transform its revenue platform. If you're interested, just reach out to me.
  • MisterZebubMisterZebub Member LegendaryPosts: 3,584
    Not because of this site really, but recently I've just been using Comodo Dragon browser in their sandbox feature. That way I can allow adds from sites I like without having to worry about my computer going tits up from any nefarious scripts.

    "You have kept me at your beck and call for fifteen years. I shall never again do what you demand of me. By every rule of single combat, from this moment your life belongs to me. Is that not correct? Then I shall simply declare you dead. In all of your dealings with me, you'll do me the courtesy to conduct yourself as a dead man. I have submitted to your notions of honor long enough. You will now submit to mine."

  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member EpicPosts: 7,773
    edited August 2016
    RIG4RED said:
    The average internet user is not obsessive enough to use anti-anti-anti-blocker software. Thank goodness for that.

    There will always be an arms race between those that make their living from serving ads and those that make their living from blocking them. 

    As long as the advertisers feel that their message is getting through, they will continue to pay for the privilege of placing ads. If they feel that nobody sees their ads due to effective ad blocking, the ad revenue will go elsewhere.

    Ad revenue is the grease that keeps site access free of subscription charges. I'm old enough to remember the days when the internet was not F2P. I'd hate to go back to those times, but it seems we are slowly drifting in that direction.
    Anti-AdBlock Block technology will soon be in AdBlocker, Adguard, ect... Thank goodness for that.

    Ads as we know them on the Internet are on their way out - this isn't a point of argument or debate, its fact. Small sites like MMORPG.com (which I love) should not and cannot fight to maintain revenue based on classical ad placement. Its not cost effective, it defaces your website and it creates user churn (like this mega thread).

    MMORPG STAFF: THINK "CROWD FUNDING"

    How to Make Money Online in the Present Age:

    1. Already addressed, a monthly payment (should be named "donation") to maintain the site. This will be a shot the the arm in terms of immediate cash flow.

    2. Along those same lines: Premium content. This is a double edged sword, however it can be an incredible tool for content creators. While maintaining the "Front Page" for your average non-paying user base, MMORPG staff can begin to host premium content/features for users who pay a subscription fee.

    3. Steemit style advertisements. (Note: This is bleeding edge and beyond most webmasters/developers). This is a system of user driven ad content backed by community but primarily company "reddit'esque" upvotes. It is a blockchain service which Steemit proved is the modern approach to ads. It generates massive wealth naturally from within the community mutually benefiting the users, the platform and the companies users selectively involve.

    4. YouTube. For every article written at MMORPG.com, a YouTube video could easily be produced and uploaded. The benefits are massive: 1. Reaching out to a new user base on YouTube. 2. Establishing a fan base who's demographic does not typically read content, but rather watches it. 3. MORE AD REVENUE - YouTube has its own ad placement service which will directly contribute to MMORPG.com's bottom line. 

    5. Twitch.tv. This is not an easy nut to crack, but MMORPG.com, backed by a new YouTube channel has an excellent opportunity to create a casting desk. MMORPG.com covers enough content that it could host a daily talk show about the latest and greatest in the MMO universe. It could (and should) easily expand into a producing E-Sport content (where the money's at). With a content director, a pretty face and some equipment (~$1500) MMORPG could host a quality stream. Bonus: These streams can be cut up and edited into YouTube highlight reals.



    I work in the tech sector and would work pro bono to help MMORPG.com transform its revenue platform. If you're interested, just reach out to me.
    Also selling things like shirts, mugs, bags and the like. All promoted on their channels on twitch and youtube. 



  • RhoklawRhoklaw Member EpicPosts: 6,561
    Complaining about having to close a popup box is like complaining about having to press a button on your remote to change the channel. I don't know if society has become lazy or just spoiled.

  • BloodaxesBloodaxes Member RarePosts: 4,151
    So far this Insticator revenue crap ad is the only one that is very annoying as it keeps animating endlessly unlike the ffxiv ones.

  • pythonlabspythonlabs Member UncommonPosts: 13
    MikeB said:
    Hey guys,


    If you still have any questions regarding this change, feel free to post them in this thread.

    Before I turn off adblock can you describe how you will keep malicious advertisements, that have plagued your competitors in the past, off your site?  I wouldn't mind adding an allowance for mmorpg.com but not so long as I don't know who your third party service is or how they keep malicious advertising out of their ads.
  • pinktailzpinktailz Member UncommonPosts: 173
    Lol it is most lame and obnoxious anti adblocker message I ever seen on internet :D Whoever genius thought it is a great idea to ask users to support site by annoy shit of them lmao xD

    Anyways this is the last time I came here, it is already full of league of slutlends garbage everywhere, and now this :D Good luck with your business model counting users as adverts sheeps it is disgusting
  • filmoretfilmoret Member EpicPosts: 4,906
    Bloodaxes said:
    So far this Insticator revenue crap ad is the only one that is very annoying as it keeps animating endlessly unlike the ffxiv ones.
    You got an animated signature and complain about animations.  That signature doesn't stop it keeps moving animating its driving me crazy.  I'm gonna go to a website that doesn't allow animated signatures.
    Are you onto something or just on something?
  • BloodaxesBloodaxes Member RarePosts: 4,151
    filmoret said:
    Bloodaxes said:
    So far this Insticator revenue crap ad is the only one that is very annoying as it keeps animating endlessly unlike the ffxiv ones.
    You got an animated signature and complain about animations.  That signature doesn't stop it keeps moving animating its driving me crazy.  I'm gonna go to a website that doesn't allow animated signatures.


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